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Culturally Responsive Practices to Effectively Teach Students Whom Are Refugees

The United States admits thousands of people who are refugees each year. This population is growing and as educators we need to provide resources to educate the children who are refugees. Habitually refugee children are placed in English as a Second Language classes in public schools, without any sort of allowance for their unique circumstances. They often falter in their education as a result.

As educators, it is our mission to reach all students. Students who are refugees belong to a population that has been largely underserved in public school settings. Culturally Responsive Pedagogy has proven to be effective in reaching students whom are minorities. Could teachers use a Culturally Responsive Pedagogy to better reach refugee students? The topic of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy for teachers of refugee students is rather new. How could we begin to train teachers in culturally responsive techniques for refugee populations? Are there other methods besides Culturally Responsive Pedagogy that could also be effective in reaching students whom are refugees? We need to start this conversation and begin figuring out ways to reach students whom are refugees.

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